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My thoughts on today!! WDPS

I found today to be a fantastic day to find out what other schools have been doing . I have been able to collaborate with other schools and network and ask questions about things I needed help with. I have almost finished my Unit of work for next term and will take to my team [...]

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Yeah!!!

We have just heard that our iPads have been delivered. They will be used on day 1&2 of next term for staff professional learning. Our aim for the SDD workshops is to support the individual needs of the staff. We will be holding two concurrent workshops, one for beginners and one for advanced users of [...]

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William Dean progress

We have been very busy in the last stages of planning our units. We are hoping to teach these units across many stages!!! Our I Pads arrive this week so we are all excited to use them across the school. My unit started in one direction but changed as I went along!! I am also [...]

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Over the last two weeks we have continued to refine our units of studies across K-6. In week 11 all teachers involved in the project will share their development so far with the rest of the teams, many teams have already decided to take the unit on as a stage which is very encouraging. We [...]

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Our great planning day

Today at William Dean we have been busy as bees planning our integrated units for next term. Our team consisting of Maria, myself (Irena), Janice, Renee and Kelly and our Literacy Consultant Chris. We have spent all day using the new Program Builder from the BOS website and our syllabuses to create our units. We have [...]

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Our Journey… the next step

At WDPS our CC21 team begins our project with a full day of planning tomorrow 18th March. I have played with the new Program builder and spent many hours scouring the internet for ideas and resources for our project. I am excited about a day of bouncing ideas with colleagues and hopefully have a clear [...]

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This past week I informed the executive team of our idea for the project and they are all on board. I have also mentioned the project to our SEA Literacy and Numeracy Leader who is based at our school and she is very excited about joining us in developing a unit of work using the [...]

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The Journey begins at WDPS

This week has been a week of collecting data and brainstorming for our CC21 project. I have begun to pull apart the New English Syllabus and look at units of work from K-6 that can be used as multi- engaging learning experiences. On the Tech side I have been busy getting quotes for iPads and [...]

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CC21 Project

The school’s priority for 2013 is to develop an understanding of the new English Syllabus with the use of integrated units and exploring skills required for 21st century learning (particularly ICT skills). Each classroom has an IWB and access to an average of 5 desktops and 3 Laptops per room. We  are in the process of [...]

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Connected Communities Project Planning 2013

My role is the school is the technology and website co-ordinator. I am also a year 2/3 teacher with 25 students. I have been appointed the team leader for this project. My plan  with my team is to develop an integrated unit of work that reflects part of the English Syllabus content, skills and capabilities. [...]

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